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A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Canned Food

Canned goods are a great starting point for countless meals, including these. Each of this week's dinners relies on canned foods—beans, tomatoes, tuna and more—to make your meal prep stress free.

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Sunday: Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked ChiliTaste of Home

Sunday: Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

This chili may be loaded, but we love to build it up even more with toppings like pico de gallo, red onion, cilantro and cheese. —Mallory Lynch, Madison, Wisconsin

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Monday: Family-Favorite Cheeseburger PastaTaste of Home

Monday: Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta

I created this cheeseburger pasta recipe to satisfy a craving. What a delicious, healthy classic! —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma

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Tuesday: Greek Brown and Wild Rice BowlsTaste of Home

Tuesday: Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It's short on ingredients, but packs in so much flavor. For a hand-held version, leave out the rice and tuck the rest of the ingredients in a pita pocket. —Darla Andrews, Schertz, Texas

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Wednesday: Spinach Salad with Tortellini & Roasted OnionsTaste of Home

Wednesday: Spinach Salad with Tortellini & Roasted Onions

Spinach and tortellini go so well together, and this salad makes an easy meal with leftover cooked chicken. What really makes it special are the roasted onions that add oomph to bottled salad dressing. —Robin Haas, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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Thursday: Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger SoupTaste of Home

Thursday: Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

At family get-togethers, our children always request this spirit-warming ground beef soup along with a fresh loaf of homemade bread and tall glasses of milk. This hamburger soup has robust flavor, plenty of fresh-tasting vegetables and is easy to make. —Barbara Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin

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Friday: Creamy Tuna-Noodle CasseroleTaste of Home

Friday: Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole

When you need supper fast, this tuna noodle casserole makes a super one-dish meal. Cooked chicken breast works well in place of the tuna. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Saturday: Classic Chicken PotpieTaste of Home

Saturday: Classic Chicken Potpie

Our neighbors and a friend from back home are always after me to make "those yummy potpies". That's all the encouragement I need, since we really like 'em, too! —Ada May Smith, Citrus Springs, Florida.

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